Dance

Moses(es)

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New York premiere
 
Dec 4—Dec 7, 2013
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 15min
TICKETS START AT  $20
 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday December 04, 2013
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Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group
Choreography by Reggie Wilson

“…one of this country’s most talented choreographers…”
—The New York Times

A master choreographer and interpreter of movement traditions from the African diaspora, Reggie Wilson refracts elements of blues, slave, and spiritual cultures through postmodern structures to create his “post-African/neo-HooDoo” style.

In Moses(es), he examines the many representations of Moses in religious texts—and in the mythical, canonical, and ethnographic imaginations—to ask: how do we lead and why do we follow? Inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling in Moses, Man of the Mountain, Wilson traveled to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and Mali to consider the migration of African people throughout the world. The result is this rich evening-length work—choreographed for nine performers and set to live vocalizations from the African diaspora and beyond—that unflinchingly questions leadership and our complex relationship to the Moses story.

Dramaturgy by Susan Manning
Costume design by Naoko Nagata
Lighting design by Jonathan Belcher

 
 
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